Texas people,, need help IDing this weed !

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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Its a low growing weed with a woody stem. It almost looks like a creeping rosemary ! Has no smell at all. Does not get much taller than 6 or 8 inches. The small branches turn up at the ends. Has two or three leaves every 3/8ths of an inch or so ! Feels kind of stiff like a rosemary ! Wish I could post pics but I can`t with that ransomware still in the computer. Any ideas ?? I have looked at several sites but can`t find it !
    I think its evergreen !
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I had already looked at those and several other sites but have not seen this weed yet !
    Like I said it is a short low growing woody stem plant with about 4 or 5 leaves at the tip of each branch and every 3/8 inch or so down two more leaves with a nodule at each leaf. The nodule looks like some sort of bloom but not a flower bloom. The leaves are stiff, narrow and pointed at the tip ! Leaves are about half an inch long or less.
    The branches that grow from the main stem all seem to bend upward at the tip !
    I may have to take it to the extension agent but he usually asks A&M !
    Was sitting here with this dry weed and noticed that each of those nodules at the base of the leaf has a single seed so two leaves,,two seeds !
     
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    Hi @mart aren't you able to add a pic :)
     



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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Mart, the extension office in each state is connected with a state university and the one for Texas is A&M. The agent in the offices are not as up to date on plants of all regions of the state as the people at the universities, the local offices are manned by the every-day people who have passed the Master Gardeners course for their particular location so yeah, they have to contact the pros at the sponsoring university. They still will be your best bet for getting an answer.
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/ will clean up your computer.

    and you can upload your photo to Imgur.com, they have major software that strips out malware, et.al.
     
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    I'm with them also toni and pinterest :)
     
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